I love that every job we do presents new challenges that need to be overcome. We are now better at what we do than before. This shoot for @isabelarosetextiles was an awesome challenge and thanks to some creativity and hard work it turned out really cool.
#repost from @natgeo Photo by @stephenwilkes. This past year I’ve been on assignment for National Geographic, documenting epic bird migrations, “Day to Night”, around the world. Here’s a loupe view of Lake Bogoria, Kenya, Africa. Lake Bogoria is home at times to one of the world’s largest populations of lesser Flamingos. We worked for 36 hours in an elevated bird blind overlooking this majestic vista, captivated by the display of nature happening in front of my lens. This loupe view of the final image will give a sense of the extraordinary visual moments we witnessed along with sounds recorded on location. This image is part of a story, “The Journeys of Migratory Birds”, coming out in the March issue of National Geographic magazine. The National Geographic Museum in Washington DC has a concurrent exhibition of this work, “Transcend the Passage of Time in Day to Night: In the Field with Stephen Wilkes, February 13th through April 29th, 2018. Please follow me @stephenwilkes to see more images from my bird migration series and to learn more about my process in creating these images, please check out my TED talk in the bio link. #daytonight#flamingos#lakebogoria#kenya#Africa#birds#birdmigration